Justin Bieber accidentally hits photographer with pickup; no charges laid

By on July 27, 2017


Canadian pop star Justin Bieber struck a photographer with his pickup truck on Wednesday night while driving way from a church service in California. (Photo: Justin Bieber/Instagram)
Canadian pop star Justin Bieber struck a photographer with his pickup truck on Wednesday night while driving way from a church service in California. (Photo: Justin Bieber/Instagram)

LOS ANGELES — Canadian pop star Justin Bieber struck a photographer with his pickup truck on Wednesday night while driving way from a church service in California.

Beverly Hills police Sgt. Matthew Stout told the Los Angeles Times that Bieber remained at the scene and “fully co-operated” with officers and that no citations were issued.

Stout said the 57-year-old photographer was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Video obtained by TMZ shows Bieber getting into his truck as a crowd of photographers snap photos around him.

As the Stratford, Ont., native slowly pulls forward, the photographer steps toward the truck on the passenger side, gets hit and falls to the ground. Another clip shows Bieber kneeling by the man and asking him what he needs.

The incident comes just days after Bieber cancelled the rest of his Purpose World Tour “due to unforeseen circumstances.”

The Grammy winner had been on tour for the last 18 months, playing more than 150 shows in six continents.

His upcoming concerts were to include two shows in Toronto in September and several others in the United States and Asia.